Mt Baw Baw Snow Report

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Today's Weather: Possible snow shower. Forecast Max 5°c

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Sat Oct 16
Max 5°c
Possible snow shower.
Sun Oct 17
0°c | 8°c
Partly cloudy.
Mon Oct 18
2°c | 9°c
Showers or snow. Windy.
Tue Oct 19
-2°c | 4°c
Showers or snow at times.
Wed Oct 20
-1°c | 10°c
Partly cloudy.
Thu Oct 21
4°c | 13°c
Shower or two.
Fri Oct 22
5°c | 9°c
Showers increasing.

Comments

Mister Tee on XC Skis
11/10/21 - 9:31pm
chriscross: Hi, Mr T. You were a bit optimistic about early October but that's your outlook. Glass is half full. Msg to bb day tour is a great day trip. On the right day I would join you and that may happen but, meanwhile, having done said trip from both sides (now), may I offer a brief piece of advice. In one of your posts from years past, you reported encountering challenging conditions on the AAWT around Mt St Phillack. The trail is narrow and, in places, steep and difficult. May I suggest an alternative route. If conditions are good (30-50 cm cover), it's much more fun to ski SW from the rock shelter on AAWT down into Tullicouty glen. This is only a short distance (200/250 m) but entails some short turns through snow gums and heath, so a place to practise some tele, parallel or stem/hybrid turns. In years past, I have climbed back up and done it again, just for fun. In good years, the trail is marked with temporary poles by Msg volunteer ski patrol, but not always. Easy skiing along this pretty little valley reveals a few places where it is possible to find some genuine bc downhill turns and a great place to practise and muck about, when conditions are right. On some maps, the area below Phillack saddle is called Thompsons run and , at this point, one can choose to climb back up to the main trail and take the Tanjil trail where it branches S from the AAWT. On the right, Phillack saddle is a place to work on downhill technique if inclined. Or, in good conditions, one can turn left and find a path through the Tors trail ( sometimes marked with temp posts) Sth to the main bb Village trail and hence across to bb village. Where the homemade soup at Kelly's cafe used to make it all worthwhile. But, alas, no more. If Lars the lifty was not on duty on Maltese cross t-bar, it was possible to get a lift back up to near the 5 ways junction and commence the return journey. Ah, those were the days. May they return, in some form. Enough reminiscence. Hope you get out there. CC
In 2019 I skied that exact route coming from MSG car park and hit turn around o clock near the Tors. Next time I will start earlier and camp the night before at East Tyers camp site. We can ski it together. I know the exact spot you refer to near the rock shelter. It is indeed a good run down a short hill to Tullicouty Glen and it 's an excellent place to rehearse one's ski skills skiing and turning down that declivity. Thanks for the message.
chriscross
11/10/21 - 8:55pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: Baw Baw has had a cr*p season in terms of snow cover during 2021. In 2019 the entire Baw Baw N.P. plateau was 50 cms deep in snow minimum.It was possible to BC XC ski anywhere. All the tall heath was buried and so were all the rocks .I did not get to ski up there during 2020 and 2021 esp. not to do my MSG to BB and back in a day XC ski tour which usually becomes feasible in late August.
Hi, Mr T. You were a bit optimistic about early October but that's your outlook. Glass is half full. Msg to bb day tour is a great day trip. On the right day I would join you and that may happen but, meanwhile, having done said trip from both sides (now), may I offer a brief piece of advice. In one of your posts from years past, you reported encountering challenging conditions on the AAWT around Mt St Phillack. The trail is narrow and, in places, steep and difficult. May I suggest an alternative route. If conditions are good (30-50 cm cover), it's much more fun to ski SW from the rock shelter on AAWT down into Tullicouty glen. This is only a short distance (200/250 m) but entails some short turns through snow gums and heath, so a place to practise some tele, parallel or stem/hybrid turns. In years past, I have climbed back up and done it again, just for fun. In good years, the trail is marked with temporary poles by Msg volunteer ski patrol, but not always. Easy skiing along this pretty little valley reveals a few places where it is possible to find some genuine bc downhill turns and a great place to practise and muck about, when conditions are right. On some maps, the area below Phillack saddle is called Thompsons run and , at this point, one can choose to climb back up to the main trail and take the Tanjil trail where it branches S from the AAWT. On the right, Phillack saddle is a place to work on downhill technique if inclined. Or, in good conditions, one can turn left and find a path through the Tors trail ( sometimes marked with temp posts) Sth to the main bb Village trail and hence across to bb village. Where the homemade soup at Kelly's cafe used to make it all worthwhile. But, alas, no more. If Lars the lifty was not on duty on Maltese cross t-bar, it was possible to get a lift back up to near the 5 ways junction and commence the return journey. Ah, those were the days. May they return, in some form. Enough reminiscence. Hope you get out there. CC
Mister Tee on XC Skis
3/10/21 - 10:43am
Some proper snow is coming to BB this week.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
30/9/21 - 11:15pm
Baw Baw has had a cr*p season in terms of snow cover during 2021. In 2019 the entire Baw Baw N.P. plateau was 50 cms deep in snow minimum.It was possible to BC XC ski anywhere. All the tall heath was buried and so were all the rocks .I did not get to ski up there during 2020 and 2021 esp. not to do my MSG to BB and back in a day XC ski tour which usually becomes feasible in late August.
snowgum
30/9/21 - 10:08pm
Baw Baw Bear: Baw Baw will end up like Buffalo . Over priced gov rates sending clubs to the wall., then handing over the keys to an operational ski club back to the government for free . Happy day's
I accept most/all the issues around limitations. But I still see a key to getting anyone above a pure beginner/novice to return to BawBaw is installing SM (ice-makers if need be) top to bottom somewhere (Malt, Hut, or Summit). Yes its expensive, yes it requires grants, yes plans, yes vision, yes experienced managers, tenacity, yes stare down naysayers in Govt, yes play the long game (patience), yes fix the power, yes summer grooming, etcyes, yes, yes (what would Elon Musk do?) Hotham discovered (Summit/ Imagine) SM on a 1/3 run basically did very little when cove was poor. Or accept he Mtn will be become purely a snowplay and toboggan winter mtn (XC after only the biggest dumps) plus the usual (important) green season activities.
Baw Baw Bear
30/9/21 - 8:51pm
Baw Baw will end up like Buffalo . Over priced gov rates sending clubs to the wall., then handing over the keys to an operational ski club back to the government for free . Happy day's
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 1:08pm
Skiain: I'm currently at Baw Baw, falls of 5-10am the last 2 days are of snow that softened to sludge after 10am and has no base to bond with. It looks pretty and the weather is great. Had a skate this morning and there was no consolidation on the trails, on the road network, pole tips were scraping the roadway beneath. Back to Hotham on Tuesday, for the last of the lifts and some side-country. The pic is of Talbot Creek carrying snow-melt from Mts Erica and St Gwinear from 2 days ago, the full flow indicates the end of the season on Baw Baw plateau :(
I suspected that the snow at Baw Baw looked better than it would be for plank action. I think Mt. Loch and Mt. Nelse would still have some BC skiable snow but the season that never really was, again :-(, is almost done and dusted for us Victorians.
Skiain
26/9/21 - 12:37pm
snowgum: Great scenes post snowfall. Lets hope a few folks head up to partake? Im not sure of the plan for lifts Mr T? School holidays should help?
I'm currently at Baw Baw, falls of 5-10cm the last 2 days are of snow that softened to sludge after 10am and has no base to bond with. It looks pretty and the weather is great. Had a skate this morning and there was no consolidation on the trails, on the road network, pole tips were scraping the roadway beneath. Back to Hotham on Tuesday, for the last of the lifts and some side-country. The pic is of Talbot Creek carrying snow-melt from Mts Erica and St Gwinear from 2 days ago, the full flow indicates the end of the season on Baw Baw plateau :(
snowgum
26/9/21 - 9:41am
Mister Tee on XC Skis:
Great scenes post snowfall. Lets hope a few folks head up to partake? Im not sure of the plan for lifts Mr T? School holidays should help?
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 9:30am
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 9:29am
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 9:28am
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 9:27am
Mister Tee on XC Skis
26/9/21 - 9:26am
Baw Baw looks great today. 0927 26/9/21
Mister Tee on XC Skis
5/9/21 - 9:28am
5/9/21 Baw Baw has come back to being quite XC skiable IMHO and more snow is coming tonight.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/9/21 - 9:33pm
chriscross: "...an aversion towards the activity"? Pardon? Only when your legs fail completely. Oh, and you left out Italy, France and Austria. My daughter and I were at Hoppet 2010 (when I made it all the way) and had a chat with a French guy who was 88, had come out here to ski Hoppet. Never give up.
I was joking. I hope I can ski to my own funeral when I am 100!
snowgum
4/9/21 - 9:33pm
chriscross: "...an aversion towards the activity"? Pardon? Only when your legs fail completely. Oh, and you left out Italy, France and Austria. My daughter and I were at Hoppet 2010 (when I made it all the way) and had a chat with a French guy who was 88, had come out here to ski Hoppet. Never give up.
Good effort 88! 2010 - really good snow from memory? fwiw: 2010 Yes that my first of two Birks (then Joey with Mrs SG 2012 - was to be with a pulk for the master but the weather quashed that idea). :whistle:
chriscross
4/9/21 - 8:44pm
"...an aversion towards the activity"? Pardon? Only when your legs fail completely. Oh, and you left out Italy, France and Austria. My daughter and I were at Hoppet 2010 (when I made it all the way) and had a chat with a French guy who was 88, had come out here to ski Hoppet. Never give up.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
4/9/21 - 7:56pm
snowgum: . May be 2023 now?
We will ski in 2022 in Vic., and I will be skiing until I feel an aversion towards the activity ;-P in 2023 esp. in Canada, Spain , Switzerland and Japan. I will have the money to do it in style by then.
snowgum
4/9/21 - 7:19pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: We might get an October or Nov. ski day at BB like we did in 2019. We just need a SW cold weather system to charge through. We had 30 cms of powder in Nov. 2019. It was better than most of July as one BB staff member said ,as I skied past from the car park towards the XC ski trails.
I like the idea T. Until this week, I was adamant Id just head up to Hotham/Feathertop for a late spring ski. Test my Voiles & Axls. But after this weeks data, its looking much less likely. May be 2023 now? So, I say to Huey, bring on the out of season BB dump!

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